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another bizarre story unfolding in a west philadelphia funeral home next. introducing the one-and-only volkswagen golf sportwagen. the sportier utility vehicle. "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. monday night, jim is off, i'm rick williams. the big story on "action news" is breaking news from ocean county, new jersey. chopper 6 is live over lakewood, where several pedestrians have been struck. this is river avenue and
edgewood court. it happened around 10:00, just about an hour ago. the lincoln town car that you see right there on the left of your screen is the striking vehicle we're told. and you can see an overturned infant stroller in the middle of the street. three people rushed to jersey shore medical center. we do not known their conditions but we will update you on the breaking story in lakewood, new jersey as we get more information. and we're following late-breaking developments tonight in a disturbing story we told you about earlier this evening. a funeral home under investigation with bodies left decomposing when they should have been embalmed. and allegations that the site was operating unlicensed. late tonight the philadelphia police moved in to execute a search warrant at the hawkins funeral services. line at the scene on vine street is dann cuellar with more. >> rick, investigators just
finished removing all three bodies from the hawkins funeral home and also the man in the coffin. it turns out he was also decomposing as he was not embalmed properly. and they removed a bag of human organs they found on the premise. the police are questioning the funeral director and his business partner. it seems one is already trying to throw the other under thes bus. it all began with a tip call to the state investigators finding the deplorable witness at 53rd and vine. it was operating without a license. even worse, found three bodies. one embalmed in a casket and other bodies decomposing. >> the bodies under the state regulation have to be embalmed within 24 hours or refrigerated under 40 degrees. no refridge ration here. >> and the proprietor brought in
a funeral districtor hoping to save the business, saying he was out ever town when it went on. >> the rules and regulations are clear about how long a body can be kept out of refridge ration. -- refrigeration. >> it -- did he not know or understand it >> my understanding he did know is. >> and he said he had no idea who the man in the body bag is or how it got here. >> the third body in the body bag that is also decomposing. >> last week the police responded to an unlicensed funeral parlor in strawberry mansion and three bodies rotting in the garage. and the police say they were operating without a license since 2012. and another funeral parlor offered to give a proper burile to the bodies and it turns out they were also operating without a license since 2012. and mr. gaither feels bad for the families of the bodies found
in his place. >> they deserve an apology and a correction for the situation that currently exists. >> back live at the funeral parlor where the crime scene investigators just removed all three bodies from the location, including a bag of human organs that they found at the facility. police tonight tell me it's very likely charges will be filed in connection with this macabre case. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that report. the man accused of killing a toddler in a hit-and-run accident in april is now in custody tonight. philadelphia police say miguel colon turned himself in today. the investigators say that colon was behind the wheel when he struck a 19-year-old mother and her 2-year-old son. the little boy did not survive his injuries. a warrant issued for colon last
week and he is facing a long list of charges. a 59-year-old man facing charges in a hit and run killing an off-duty police officer. officer lamar poole driving his motorcycle home from work yesterday morning when he was hit by a car in northeast philadelphia. he later died at the hospital. they believe that louis vogwill was driving drunk at the time. according to police, vogwill got out of his car after the accident, saw officer poole on the ground and then tried to flee. a montgomery county lawyer will need his own defense attorney after finding himself on the wrong side of the law tonight. the police in the montgomery county district attorney arrested 56-year-old lawyer, vincent cirillo, jr. on charges of rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse and other assault charges. and a client claims cirillo took advantage of her on august 3. the criminal complaint alleges that he also took several photos of the victim naked and unconscious. and he waived his preliminary tear hearing and free on
$100,000 bail. more gun violence in the gray ferry section deadly tonight. two people shot along the 1500 block around 5:50 this evening. a 37-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man shot in the back and is now treated at the hospital. the authorities have not identified a suspect, nor determined a motive in this deadly shooting. in camden, in 10 days this month there were four murders. but a new push in the community to stop the violence. camden one love held an event across from camden high school. the organization's goal is to bring together local non-profits, church groups and local leaders to create positive change. the state of philadelphia says the law equipping police with narcan is a lifesaver.
the local police departments can use the overdose antidote if they arrive before medics. hairine -- heroin and open y s yets -- >> get ready to sweat it out for the rest of the week as september approaches. and adam joseph at the "action news" big board tonight with the steamy details. adam? >> a very hot end of august this afternoon. many 90s on the board from reading to the lehigh valley. right along the i-95 corridor. and 91 at the atlantic airport. and ahead of -- way up in the poconos, in order to cool things off a little bit for today's high just 82 degrees. and it is feeling very uncomfortable out there. very tropical feeling. it feels humid against with the dewpoints between 65 and 70 degrees. this afternoon, presently right
now, and that continue into tuesday, wednesday and as well as thursday. if you know someone a pool that is the place to be. it is sunny and hot, put on the sunscreen that is high enough to give you a quick burn. at 11:00 in the morning, 85 degrees. by 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, our temperatures around 92 degrees. topping off around 93. the record 97. and wednesday and thursday we are looking at about 94 and 95. that is well above average for this time of year, but not anywhere near record breaking the records both on wednesday and thursday set at 100 degrees. and rick, we let you know how many the heat wave is going to last in the seven-day forecast in a little bit. >> all right, thank you. excitement on villanova university after a pop star was sighted.
as word spread most students were running in one direction to try to find him. and harry styles in town, paying a surprise visit to the school. and he even stopped by campus corner where lucky fans got a picture with him. if you are wondering, he ordered seven cheesesteaks, fries and a couple of sodas. we are not sure where the other members of the band were tonight but tomorrow they are foperformg at the link. and nearly three weeks until the pope's visit to philadelphia and he made history as he communicated with hundreds of people in america via satellite from the vatican. david muir moderated the virtual chat. during the interactive discussion he spoke with students, individuals from homeless shelters and immigrants. and they shared with him stories of struggles and he shared with them hope, urging one young girl to overcome her personal struggles and sing for him.
>> i would like to hear your singing. may i ask of you to sing a song for me? >> abc there show more of the pope's virtual chat on a one-hour special on friday. pope francis and the people. a special "20/20" airing at 10:00. as for the pope's visit to philadelphia, organizers hit the street to drum up buzz. plasters the i'll be there campaign on this wawa, and more than a half-dozen locations that the store has in the restricted zone. and they are working out resupply plans with city leaders. and one of the older publics plans to keep the doors open, and the ale house joked it would deliver beer by drone if it had
to, to keep it stocked. and pope-related coverage on our website. and in addition to jim gardner's reporting from the pope's home town, information on street closure, transportation detail and safety tips. that is all there, right now at 6abc.com/pope. well the ben franklin parkway getting ready for a close-up. even before the pope arrivals later this month, the made in america musial festival this weekend. crews are assembling the stage. and beyonce will highlight, it is run by her husband, jay-z. and 40 other acts are involved. the 42 freeway a mess through camden county tonight. chopper 6 over the busy highway with the new jersey department of transportation shutdown three of the four lanes northbound for major work. allowing the crews to tear down
the i-295 bridge, and closures from 8:00 p.m. until early in the morning on thursday morning. and the detour take the exit 1b ramp. the morning team on the air at 4:30 tomorrow morning to let you know about any lingering traffic impact for your morning commute. and, of course, any other problems that crop up overnight. and still to come on "action news" monday night, the man accused of killing a texas police officer in cold blood shows up in court. and buckle in, breaking down the changes mandated for child car seats in new jersey that go into effect tomorrow. the president's order to rename the tallest peak in the country getting backlash. is it making a mountain out of a mole hill? we explain. a sweltering start for september for most of the
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more details are emerging tonight about the murder of a texas deputy. it comes as the suspect, shannon miles, appeared in court today. miles accused of murdering deputy darren goforth late friday night at a gas station. it appears that goforth was only a target because he was in law enforcement. police say they were able to track down miles based on the red truck they found on surveillance cameras. police also say they found the gun that was used. >> the gun holds 14 in its magazine and one in the chamber. 15 cell cases, you can do the math. he unloaded the entire pistol into deputy goforth. >> miles held without bond and faces chapter murder charges. and deputy darren goforth remembered as a family man and a
deputy dedicated to his job. family and friends gathered to remember the camera man killed last week in virginia. adam ward's memorial held at his high school in salem. visitors wore the colors of ward's favorite sports team, virginia tech university where he graduated in 2011. ward and reporter alison parker were shot and killed on live tv wednesday morning. the gunman, vester flanagan later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. north america's tallest mountain again called denali. and president obama restored the name of mount mckinley and many in alaska are glad it is called for its original name. named for william mckinley, and many in the hometown of ohio are not happy with a change, saying it is an insult to his political legacy. the president is in alaska for a three-day conference to be focused on climate change. >> we do nothing, temperatures
in alaska projected to rise 6-12 sgre sgre degree the by the end of the century with for fires and melting of the thermafrost. >> and he is the first president to visit alaska. and releasing 7,000 emails from hillary clinton server including 150 emails with information deemed to be classified. they say none of the emails were classified at the time they were sent. and clinton reportedly consisted she did not send emails marked classified from her private server during her time as secretary of state. to vote 2016, donald trump no longer running away with it in iowa. the latest poll shows neurosurgeon ben carson tied with trump at the top.
they're dead even, each with 23% support among republicans. however mr. carson is beating trump among evangelicals. conservative voters and women. and speaking of women the only female running for the republican nomination is seeing a surge as well. placing the h.p. c.e.o. in third place with 10%. >> from the new jersey news room car seat rules in effect starting tomorrow. a slight change from current regulation but may adjust the way the direction sits or buy a new one. they must be in a five--point harness in the rear feet, and then front-facing up to 40 pounds or 4 years old. and between 4-8, a forward-facing or booster seat. after they turn 8 they graduate
to adult seat belts. and new jersey's recommefollowi recommendations of the american academy of pediatrics. and the importance of sleep, people without getting enough shut-eye are more susceptible to getting sick. and study volunteers, and those averaging six hours of sleep a lesser four times as likely to develop a cold than those sleeping seven hours. it can help us fight it off by keeping the immune function at its best. maybe i need more sleep. >> you probably do. i am going to back away -- >> shake my hand. >> no, thank you very much. hot, humid and another heat wave tomorrow as we begin september. and double scan radar live around the region. i was sick last week, i pass it
along to you somehow. a lot of clouds departed the area. the action cam out overlooking the center city skyline. a beautiful evening from this vantage point but a little haze in the atmosphere, especially with the spotlight behind city hall. and it definite highway feels very summer-like. right now it's still near that 80-degree threshold in philadelphia. wilmington, as well as the board walk, 76 in the lehigh valley. everyone very balmy with the exception of the poconos, a little better in the upper 60s. any cloud cover or brief sprinkle, it is off the west coast. wiping it clean, a lot of stars this evening. that is the trend through tomorrow morning. some of the students are back to school, so your back-to-school bus stop forecast a lot of sun, warm and muggy 73 degrees at 6:00. and make sure you dress the kids
appropriately. light-colored clothes, loose clothes and pack them a little extra water. step heat, it will continue right through the next three days. the jet stream right through southern canada. that pumps the hot weather as heat wave continues through at least most of the rest of the workweek. and the next two days, an air quality alert with an ozone action day for your tuesday and wednesday at least. very unhe wialthy for sensitive groups. limits activities. and the pacific, hurricane fred in the atlantic, but it is very active. two hurricanes on the map right now. here is honolulu and the island chain of hawaii. this is hurricane ignacio and that continues to move north and away from the islands. so just getting pummelled by 20-foot-plus waves on the eastern shores of hawaii.
and then you see hurricane jimena. and jimena is a powerful category four hurricane with kinds one stained at 130 miles per hour. classic-looking hurricane. very well defined eye wall and the outflow of the winds and structure of the storm. this also moves to the north of the chain, hawaiian islands. that's some good news, but keep track of the surf. and heat wave tomorrow through first. and late thursday there danican where brief thunderstorm. sunday not as hot. then 90s again for monday and labor day itself and muggy as well. and many 90s on the board getting into the first week of september. >> all right, adam, thank you very much. with the start of the school season the montgomery county school district celebrating its future tonight with a big
the mets. losing the last nine meetings with new york. no smiles on the phillie fan faces. and serving it up and a solo homer. and he is the only starter not to surrender a home run to the mets last week. and granderson, that's gone as well of the 23rd of the season. a 2-run shot makes it 3-1 new york. meanwhile, 42-year-old colon dominates the phillies backs striking out the side in the seventh inning. nine k's for colon over eight innings. 3-1 mets. and the ninth, blanco. and he struck out three times tonight. and the phillies lose to the mets again. the eagles must trim their roster down to 35 players by tomorrow. currently at 78. down to 53 by saturday. one of the cuts likely to be a quarterback. and that matt barkley and tim tebow are battling for the number three job. neither separated themselves
from the other. barkley says will he start thursday's game against the jets. the two have become friendly since tebow joined the team in the spring but the competition remains intense. >> you are competing for something, but at the same time you want to do it the right way and treat others the way you are treated the entire way. no matter what is on the line or what is at state. >> i don't feel any pressure, i don't think it is anything except an exciting time. and i am confident. and cooper sits out, just one catch this season. >> and i never thought about it until you brought it to my attention. it is preseason, dude, we are 3-0, we are killing people. i mean i played like two quarters this whole time. but i am not worried about it.
to seasons everyone's question i am super excited about this upcoming season. >> it he call us dudes? >> and a coming up on a resolution of the follow brady saga. i was going to the library to do my homework. it was a little bit of a walk to get to the bus stop. i had to wait in line to use the computer. took a lot of juggling to keep it all together. what's possible when you have high-speed internet at home? the library never closes.
introducing the one-and-only volkswagen golf sportwagen. the sportier utility vehicle. >> the washington redskins are a mess and look to be ready to move on from rg3. he was benched, that means he will not start the season against the dolphins. this is the same quarterback they gave up three first-round picks and a second-round draft pick to get. cousins will start. when ask it it is a one-game situation he said it is kirk's team. and tom brady did not reach a settlement over his appeal. a federal judge set to rule in the matter, a decision expected
to come by friday at the latest. the opening round. u.s. open, the top side on the women's side, serena williams. the match only 27 minutes and her opponent could barely move on a bum left foot and eventually had to stop playing in the second set. and serena on to the next round. that's sport. and "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." and his guests are roseanne barr and demi lovato. and tomorrow morning "action news," and for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice evening and we'll see you tomorrow. good night.